With humans across the world cooped up in their homes due to COVID-19, wild animals have made appearances in human-dominated areas
The world has gone into a lockdown ever since the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) broke out last December. As humans have been forced into confinement in their homes, wild animals have been seen entering human habitations, even big cities. Like the famous deer of Nara, Japan, who trooped into the town's streets after being unfed as there were no tourists to do so. Photo: @Johnny_suputama / Twitter
Another instance was the equally famous monkeys of Lopburi town in Thailand. Usually fed by tourists at this time of the year, a lack of visitors caused monkey ‘street gangs’ to quarrel over a pot of yoghurt in late March. Photo: @sibungwen / Twitter
In Kerala, a common Indian civet, a creature of the night, was videographed on the streets of Kozhikode during the lockdown. Photo: @vegannutrition1 / Twitter
In the quiet, seaside town of Llandudno, Wales, a small herd of wild goats that normally roam nearby rocky hillsides, ventured into the town to feed on hedges and rest in grassy areas. Photo: @accountable_gov / Twitter
A leopard appeared all of a sudden in an empty 900-acre Bihta air base, 40 kilometres southwest of Patna. It appeared to have wandered from the Kaimur hills, some 250 kilometres southwest of the city. Photo: C K Manoj
Nilgai antelope appeared in wheat fields of Bakhtiarpur and Bhojpur in Bihar even as farmers were not harvesting their crop due to the lockdown. Photo: C K Manoj
In Barcelona, Catalonia, wild boar were seen on the streets of the city. Spain has been among the three worst-affected countries due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo: @alfonslopeztena / Twitter
A lion pride was photographed sleeping on a road in South Africa’s Kruger National Park without any tourists to disturb them as the country is in the middle of a lockdown due to COVID-19. Photo: @SANParksKNP / Twitter
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